BRADY CAMERON

Real Name: Brady Cameron

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Assistant CEO of Cameron Electronics (see comments)

Group Membership: Cameron Electronics

Affiliations: His agents (Harry, others);
   formerly Eric Cameron

EnemiesAdonis (Eric Cameron), Captain America (Steve Rogers), SHIELD (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-Enforcement Division)

Known Relatives: Eric Cameron (father, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Cameron Electronics, Ithaca, New York and Manhattan, New York City

First Appearance: Captain America I#243 (March, 1980)

Powers/Abilities: Brady Cameron was an ambitious businessman, but a very poor fighter.

Height: 6' (by approximation)
Weight: 175 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Red

History:
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Captain America I#243 (fb) - BTS) - Brady Cameron was the son of the domineering Eric Cameron, founder and owner of Cameron Electronics. Brady feared his father, who had a habit of shouting down any attempts to question his decisions, and Eric in return believed his son lacked backbone and couldn't stand on his own, never giving Brady a chance to prove himself. Brady grew to resent and then hate him, feeling his father was holding him back. This persisted even when his father became increasingly ill and had to rely on a complicated life support system connected to the factory. Worse, any hope Brady had that he could simply wait for his father to die was shattered when his father revealed he had a plan to make himself effectively immortal by transferring his brain into a lifelike robot body, an LMD (Life Model Decoy), a perfect form Eric dubbed his Adonis. To do this he needed to steal an LMD manufacturing device, the Master Matrix, from the spy agency SHIELD, so Eric had Brady arrange for agents of theirs (probably mercenaries) to raid the Federal Courthouse in Lower Manhattan where the Matrix was then being kept. However, Brady decided that it was time for him to inherit the company and the prestige he felt came with it, and decided to sabotage the brain transfer to ensure his father's demise.

(Captain America I#243) - The raiding party returned, minus several members who had been apprehended, and Brady was informed that the Matrix had been procured and the transfer procedure could commence. He went to inform his father of this, but even attempting to relay this good news merely earned another denigration from Eric, who then ranted about how he would soon become immortal. Eric was interrupted by an alarm sounding, with security monitors revealing that Captain America had broken into the facility, hunting for the stolen Matrix. Eric shouted at Brady to ready the Matrix for the brain transfer while he activated the automated security systems to deal with the intruder, and when Brady started to question Eric's desire to go through with the transfer procedure under these circumstances, his father began screaming at Brady to do as he was told. Cowed, Brady obeyed, and watched as surgeons using specialist machinery designed by Eric transplanted Eric's brain into his new LMD body in under twenty minutes. Brady then dismissed the doctors despite their protests, and, aware the only thing left was to switch on the electricity going to the LMD to activate it, deliberately adjusted the power supply to overload, intending to incinerate his father's new robot body.

   As the Matrix began to glow Captain America burst into the room, having defeated the security systems. He punched Brady away from the power controls, and seeing the Matrix glowing violently tried to switch it off, prompting a desperate Brady to leap at the superhero in a futile attack Captain America easily blocked. However, even the few seconds delay Brady had procured was enough, because the Matrix finally overloaded and exploded. Cap threw himself between Brady and the blast, blocking flames and debris with his shield, but to both his and Brady's shock Eric began screaming, revealing that he too had survived. As a disbelieving Brady insisted that his father was supposed to be dead, Eric's robot "Adonis" emerged from the fire, his synthetic flesh melted and deformed, angrily blaming Brady and shouting that he would kill the terrified man.

(Captain America I#244) - As Adonis advanced, Brady pleaded for mercy, insisting that it had all been an accident, but his father was having none of it and lifted Brady aloft by the throat. Before Adonis could do any serious harm to Brady, Captain America struck the robot with his shield, causing him to drop Brady. With the fire rapidly spreading, Adonis, his mind as damaged as his body and fearful of flames after being trapped in the burning Matrix, leapt through a window and fled into the night. Cap hastily carried Brady out of the building, ignoring Brady who, seemingly in denial over what had just happened, insisted that the company was his now despite the fact the entire business was burning down around him. Once they got outside though, Brady fell silent as he witnessed the trail of destruction Adonis had left while fleeing the factory grounds. Cap called in the authorities, and took Brady with him in a police helicopter as they followed Adonis' trail, which ended showing he had gone into a lake and not emerged, prompting the hero to believe Eric had drowned.

(Captain America I#244 - BTS) - Brady was arrested, and told the police about his father's plans to create an "Adonis" body (see comments).

Comments: Created by Roger McKenzie, Rich Buckler and Don Perlin.

   Brady's official position in Cameron Electronics isn't explicitly stated, but he seems to oversee things on his father's behalf, even if he feels his father never believed in him. He'd presumably have become the owner of the company upon his father's death, except for the facts that (1) the company had burned down by that point and (2) he was probably facing criminal charges both for arranging an attack on a federal courthouse and attempting to murder his father; I doubt he'd retain his place in his father's will under those circumstances. We don't get told Brady's fate after we see him in the police helicopter with Cap, but I have to assume he'd be under arrest; Cap did say Brady would have some explaining to do to the authorities, and since Cap later refers to Eric as Adonis despite no one having used that name on panel in front of him, it seems Eric must have revealed the name to Cap off panel, presumably during his police interrogation.

Profile by Loki.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Brady Cameron has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Captain America I#243, p17, pan1 (main image)
Captain America I#243, p9, pan6 (headshot)
Captain America I#244, p2, pan1 (held aloft by Adonis - this is the nearest we get to seeing a full body shot of him)


Appearances:
Captain America I#243 (March, 1980) - Roger McKenzie (writer), Rich Buckler (pencils), Don Perlin (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
Captain America I#244 (April, 1980) - Roger McKenzie (writer), Don Perlin (pencils), Tom Sutton (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)


First Posted: 10/01/2021
Last updated:
10/01/2021

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